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real-time closed captioning provided by u.s. captioning company breaking overnight. a serious crash in ashland, after the car here collides with a pole, knocking out power to that area. a woman in custody after police say she shot and killed her own uncle. one station. plus, weather-wise hurricane patricia has broken, now that the weather is clearing, many are thankful that the storm been. and the emperor comes to how often. that's jimmy fallon honored in cambridge with a very special award. today in new england.
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>> good sunday morning to you. thanks so much for waking up with us. i'm chris anderson. and we'll have details on those stories we were telling you about today. chris lambert has a check of the sunday fun day weekend forecast. sunday fun day with an umbrella? >> the next few hours, >> kris, into the merrimack valley, moving off to the east-northeast. steadiest of light rain east of boston. but back down through cohassett and over to scituate, down route 3 and back down 34, close to bridge judge water and then you get west of that batch, a couple of scattered showers out through hartford, connecticut, western connecticut. and even southwestern massachusetts. so we'll have enough showers here for the next few hours and then a drier afternoon. look at the temperatures, though, into the lower to middle 50s. so already warmer than we were yesterday. so once we clear on out in terms of any rainfall that we have, i think we easily make it into the
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that includes the pats forecast. the game time, though, does look mainly dry and by halftime temperature near 63 degrees. so we'll be a drier afternoon and mild. next round of widespread rain and this time with some heavier downpours will be late wednesday into thursday. we'll have the forecast coming up. >> kris: all right, chris, thanks so much. we are following breaking news. one person is dead in a senior housing apartment fire that happened last night. according to the worcester telegram and gazette, it appears it happening at a millbury housing authority on elm street. officials have not released the person's name, but everyone else made it out safely. the building did not have sprinklers and the cause is unde investigation, but does not appear to be suspicious. there is another breaking story from overnight that we're following for you. a car submerged in swampy waters after colliding into a pole in ashland this. accident happened near cedar street.
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hospitals. flight. we ground transported two patients to umass memorial and union. metro west medical center. >> kris: ashland police say the power in the area is going to be out for an extended period of time while they make repairs. scene. no word yet on the conditions of those five passengers who were involved in that crash. new this morning, an escaped on the cape. police say this man 24-year-old slipped out of his handcuffs when they arrived at the police station friday night. they arrested him on an outstanding warrant originally. police had not been able to find him since then. but police tell us that this morning he is back in custody and will be arraigned on monday. video of an arrest now you'll see on just one station. police taking yvonne lewis into custody after a family feud turns deadly. that woman is accused of shooting and killing her own uncle. that shooting sparked a massive
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search that finally ended in peabody. latest. >> interview: shock. just utter shock. grew up with the family. family. >> reporter: friends and family left speechless after their loved one yvonne lewis is led away by police in handcuffs, charged with murder. lewis is accused of shooting and killing her uncle at his hyde park home early saturday afternoon. minutes after allegedly pulling the trigger, lewis took off, sparking a manhunt. and as police scoured the city of boston for the woman they called armed and dangerous, hotel guests at an extended stay in peabody found louis in a much different state of mind. >> interview: she i believe what she had was a bible and she was reading from the bible. and praying i think. so she was definitely out of it a little bit perform >> reporter: eyewitnesses tell 7 news when they found louis this a third floor hallway in the fetal position praying, they rushed to get the hotel to call 911. >> interview: my mom had asked her if if she was okay. she said she was waiting for
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somebody and initially when i had seen her, i had thought maybe she was on drugs or drunk. >> reporter: lewis seen her in her linkedin profile was a boston employee and was anything but violent. >> interview: a sweet young lady. hard working, ambitious, a go-getter. so that's why i'm thrown off. >> reporter: kelly o'hara, 7 news today in new england. >> kris: also on 7, a pilot dies after his plane comes after taking off in worcester. we're learning more about that pilot, who was a popular dentist over in connecticut. 7's john cocoa with more on this story. >> interview: people in real life don't normally get to see that kind of stuff. >> reporter: a pilot killed in a crash at around 8:00 saturday morning. after taking off at worcester airport. the worcester county district attorney says the single-engine plane was barely in the air when it veered right into trees on airport property. >> interview: it looked like it was right above the trees.
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>> reporter: dylan was working nearby. he saw the plane having problems. >> interview: it went up a little bit and then spun over, like almost upside down and then went straight down. we heard it like crash and bang. >> reporter: the pilot has been identified as 66-year-old gary weller of putnam, connecticut. 7 news has learned he's a dentist there. and according to his bio on his practice's website, he also worked as an airline pilot for both eastern airlines and u.s. airways. he was the only person in the plane at the time of the wreck. >> interview: it's scary and unfortunate for everyone involved. wore we're told weller didn't file a flight plane and the destination is unknown at this point. state police were in charge of processing the debris field left in the wake of the deadly crash. they say the plane was heavily damaged. >> it was like a loud crackling. >> reporter: the national transportation safety board is expected on scene sunday to try and figure out how this all happened. >> interview: it's obviously like a horrible situation. >> reporter: john cocoa, 7 news today in new england.
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>> kris: on to the weather this morning. a bit of a collective sigh of formerly known as hurricane patricia is no more a hurricane. the storm roared on shore friday night. many feared it was the worst from that category five storm. but the eye did pass over and many were surprised to find there was relatively little destruction in that storm's path. >> reporter: hurricane patricia plowed into mexico, losing also steam, but still packing 165-mile an hour winds, a record for the country's pacific coast. stranded tourists prepared for the worst with resorts in puerto vallarta turning ballrooms into shelters. but rosy refused to wait it out, evacuating by bus, long, scary ride. >> interview: it was like banking on the windows. the windows started to get foggy. it was just one of those moments you're like okay, okay, we've got to go. >> reporter: this is what hurricane patricia looked like from space and here's the view from a time-lapsed camera, where
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we observed dramatic weather from the edge of the system. the storm's strongest punches toppled trees and flooding neighborhoods. this man says part of his house was destroyed, but he's grateful his family survived. in a fishing village near the hurricane's eye, a school was torn to pieces. >> interview: as people may notice. >> reporter: still mexico's president says the destruction is not nearly as catastrophic as many had feared. the country is breathing a sigh of relief, nearly as strong as this history-making hurricane. airports that were closed by the storm have now reopened, including the one in puerto vallarta, while officials say there are still no reports of any fatalities, they are urging people to remain cautious because of the risk of mudslides and mudding. in ixtapa, i'm joe fryer for nbc news. >> kris: coming up at 9:30, we'll have a story for you from a local man who had to race to escape the storm's path as the powerful category five storm
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moved its way across mexico in its sights. he talks to us and we'll tell you what he had to say. what it was like coming up. wild weather system happening here in the united states as well. separate from hurricane patricia storms through parts of texas now. some areas of the lone star state have been flooded with more than 18 inches of rain over just the past three days. more than 1 million people in the south are on high alert. officials are now focusing on the remnants of tropical storm patricia as it continues to move forward. >> depending on how fast the rain comes down, we know there will be some high water incidents. we have, of course, all of our first responders on notice that they may have to deploy. >> kris: it is pretty serious out there. as much as 10 inches of rain expected for south texas. residents remain on alert for more potential flash flooding. after a homecoming tragedy in oklahoma, a 2-year-old has
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this year's sle wraition at -- celebration at oklahoma state taking a turn after a drunk driver crashed her vehicle into a crowd of parade-goers. >> i've been here 29 years. i can't recall an incident of this magnitude. >> we are heartbroken at this tragedy. and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who died and those who are injured. >> kris: police say it is still going to take a few days to gather up some information about what happened here to determine whether the crash was intentional or if it was just a tragic accident. there's some new video released who reportedly shows the is raid on an isis compound in iraq. u.s. soldier was killed during this operation last thursday. u.s. special forces and kurdish fighters stormed into that compound, rescuing 70 hostages, believed to be in danger of execution. but not the kurdish captives. they were sent into rescue. that raid has krit -- critics
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raising the u.s. role in iraq. so much more to come on 7 news today in new england, hillary clinton hitting the campaign trail yesterday and she had a very special guest. you know who that is. more on why katy perry was there state. first up, though, from "the tonight show" to harvard, jimmy comedy. we'll hear what he had to say. this is a bizarre story. a family is suing a movie company after their film was featured in a horry film and -- horror film and now their house
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>> kris: there he is. jimmy fallon taking home quite a special honor yesterday. fans lining up to see the late-night host crowned emperor of comity over at harvard this. event had fans buzzing as a the host made his way through the streets of cambridge in a
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chariot, of course. the newly crowned emperor of comedy jimmy fallon greeting a crowd of egger subjects in cambridge. they're trying to catch a glimpse of the "tonight show" hoafort. >> i'm to happy, happy to be here. >> reporter: the belmont high school band provided driving music as fallon was brought by chariot to an awards ceremony on the steps of the harvard lampoon. >> i apologize for the traffic congestion. it's so hard to get uber at this time of night. i figured a chariot is best. >> reporter: as part of the ceremony, emperor jimmy received an 85-cent check, a lampoon tie and the elmer award for excellence in humor. the lampoon has been around since 1876. but this is only the 8th time the humor magazine has given the elmer award. >> interview: this is a great day for me, but even -- i just -- it's a greater day for the
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[laughter] but also great day for boston. [cheers and applause] and a great day for america! [cheers and applause] thank you so much, you guys. let's party! >> kris: i'm imagining it's pretty wild party whenever jimmy fallon is involved. by the way, fallon's former colleagues include billy crystal and john clees. bizarre story. we'll tell you why a rhode island family is suing a movie company after their home was featured in a horror film. plus, one man racking up quite the late fee with this library book, he returned it 63 years late. wait until you hear what the fee was and the reaction he got from the library. >> chris: a few scattered through about lunchtime. drier and milder this afternoon.
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>> announcer: now 7 weather with meteorologist chris lambert. >> chris: good morning, everyone. we have tracked a few showers that have rolled through the last couple of hours. still to to the -- spotty showers. a little bit of a break in the city itself.
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down through duxbury and over to scituate, a couple more showers rolling on through. they're spotty in nature out through worcester county and back through western mass and western connecticut. there is a renewed batch of some scattered showers across western new england. so we'll keep the chance for a couple of the scattered showers to work on through through about lunchtime today. and then there after we start to try it out, even some breaks of sun back through upstate new york and into western pennsylvania. as we get into the afternoon, more prevalent. not a whole lot of of rain out there. just a passing shower at times, through about lunchtime today. a few breaks in the overcast. it's a milder day overall with temperatures already running until into the 50s for many towns. tomorrow hardly a cloud in the sky at times. so we'll see clearing skies tonight into the day tomorrow. so rain chance today about 30% chance of a shower in any particular hour here. that will drop off as we get into the afternoon. drying out this afternoon. all right. 53 in boston right now. 56 in plymouth. 50 in bedford.
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these numbers warmer than any time yesterday afternoon for a lot of towns. when you compare it to this time yesterday morning, a good 10 to as much as 20 degrees milder than what we had yesterday. thanks to the southerly wind. where they are seeing soaking rains, if not flooding rains, basically from houston, texas, back through new orleans. and then in towards northern louisiana and up into arkansas over the next couple of days. this area will see likely another 5 to 8 inches of rain as we go through the next two days. now a little bit of this tropical moisture, which is the remnants, some of it from patricia, will get pulled in a system crossing into the midwest and eventually into new england. and that will bring us the next chance for some widespread showers late wednesday, wednesday night and even into early thursday. thursday afternoon we may dry it out. 58 to 64 degrees this afternoon. we start to dry it out as well after some scattered showers through about lunchtime. but it's a mild day, it does look like it's mainly dry for the pats game later on this afternoon. mainly clear skies tonight. 30 in the coolest suburbs. 42 degrees in the city of boston.
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we've seen outside. although the suburbs close to the freezing mark. dry monday into tuesday. again widespread showers arriving late wednesday, wednesday night into early thursday. thursday windy and mild. >> kris: chris, thanks so much. so a legal horror story developing in rhode island, where rhode island couple is taking action against a major motion picture company. why? well, the current owners of this home at the center of a hollywood horror film called "the conjuring" have filed suit against the makers of the film and others because they say their lives have been completely uprooted after the movie's release. even with the no trespassing signs they have up, the home is frequently invaded by curious fans who want to take pictures and videos of the property. >> interview: to me i'm violated by those. but it's the worry of the one or two that could be more serious than just trespassing. and that's what we live with every day. >> kris: the owner, who we
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to be a major motion picture that would ultimately turn her life upside. pretty wild. sit ahead, hurricane patricia has broken up and the worst of the storm has passed fortunately. but now we're hearing from a local man who was down there at the time. he's sharing his story and his quick escape as that storm was barreling toward mexico. plus, it's game day. patriots trying to stay undefeated. but can the jets change that? we hope not. we'll hear from some of the pats coming up. first up, though, is it ever too late to return a library book? one man found out the answer to that after 63 years. we'll be back. ready to head out when others head home. at eversource, we prepare for ugly weather all year long. upgrading technology, managing vegetation, improving how we get information to you, because we know you're counting on us. we're ready for winter, and we want to make sure you're ready, too.
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>> kris: 9:26 is your time this morning. so have you ever wondered how late is too late to return a library book that's overdue? so there's a man in alabama. he got that answer after he found a book in his house that he checked out way back in 1952. and said why not return it. so he did that last week. here's what happened. best i can remember. >> reporter: what bobby rice couldn't remember was to return the book, that he checked out of marshall county high school way back in 1952. but when he discovered he still had the book in early october, mistake. >> interview: i'm a former teacher and i thought, well, i'd want my students to turn their book in high pressure
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the book so what's now guntersville high school and to the current librarian, who wasn't alive at the time rice checked out the book. she was happy to get the book back. >> interview: i was really curious to see what the content of the book, what type of book it was. it's just interesting also because it's probably a first edition. >> reporter: larson estimated the fine to be right at $1,500. but decided to give rice a waiver on the fine for doing the book. >> interview: if it's in good condition, i'll take it back. absolutely no. matter the time length. >> reporter: rice is relieved about the fine, but says he came with a good excuse just in case. >> interview: and i said i'm just kidding. i'm slow reader. >> kris: could you imagine if she hit him with the $1,500 fine. larson said she's actually considering it putting it back into circulation. just hoping the next person who checks out doesn't keep it quite that long. hopefully not. stay with us. next up on today in new england, we're talking weather.
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the remnants of hurricane patricia now making their way across the south. well, the man you just saw actually had to race out of mexico to get away from that storm. we'll have his story for you coming up. >> chris: a lot of heavy rain across texas and louisiana because of the remnants of patricia. will we see any of that? we'll take a look at the forecast ahead. >> kris: coats stolen from a store in rhode island. just wait until you hear how much these pricey jackets >> aadam: up to. we'll be back. that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this:
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>> kris: hurricane patricia was one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded. what one local man is sharing his personal story of escaping mexico as that storm was barreling toward that country. snatch and grab in rhode island. thieves caught on camera grabbing thousands of dollars worth of pricey coats. hillary clinton with some major singing star power backing her up on the campaign trail. she made a stop in iowa this weekend. we'll share that story with you comping up. >> announcer: this is 7 news today in new england. >> kris: it's just after 9:30 this sunday morning. thanks so much for sticking with us. i'm kris anderson. the weather not the perfect start to this sunday fun day. let's get over to chris lambert with a peek at how long the rain will stick around. >> chris: a couple scattered showers sit north of boston, just to the east of methuen. but they're in and out. so, you know, we get a couple of showers, they don't last all that long.
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you get some dry stretches, but still a lot of clouds. but some more showers back across western mass, back into western connecticut. just a couple in and out showers here over the next few hours through about lunchtime today. this front that you see off to the west of us has to cross mid afternoon. could be a spotty shower early this afternoon. but really the highest chance for showers has rolled through this afternoon, through about midday. and we'll get our dry hours in here this afternoon and temperatures warm from the 50s to into the 60s this afternoon. so i do think a couple scattered showers out there at times for the tailgating and maybe even close to kickoff of gillette. but overall the trend will be to dry it out and get more breaks of sun throughout the game. and it's a mild game time kickoff temperature there at 61 degrees. mid-60s at halftime. kris? much. here's a look at some of the following. from breaking overnight, police are investigating this dangerous driver in ashland, when a car
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hit a pole. the accident happened between route 135 and cedar street. quite a bit of damage. look at that telephone pole. ashland police say that the power in the area is going to be out for an extended period of time, while the crews make repairs and get that power back up and running. no word yet, though, on the conditions of those five passengers who were involved in that accident. friends and family left speechless after yvonne lewis is led away by police in handcuffs. she is now charged with murder. lewis is accused of shooting and killing her own uncle at hyde park earlier this saturday afternoon. police launched a massive search to find lewis and she was later found in an extended stay hotel in peabody. she's now in custody. hurricane patricia back to that story, it was a category five storm. monster of a storm. luckily patricia did not leave behind the destruction that many thought could follow. one man from massachusetts, though, found himself right in the path of that storm, staring it down. he raced to escape trying to
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story. >> reporter: when lance houston was planning his vacation to paradise, he had no idea this is what he would see. >> interview: from beautiful sun, ocean waves and tropical pandemonium. >> reporter: hurricane patricia hammered coastal areas hard with heavy rain and winds of up to 165 miles per hour. the fall river man is back in the united states, but he's still recovering from the scary >> interview: we had a phone call from the front desk saying you have a half an hour to pack all of your belongings, you're being evacuated right now. >> reporter: from the hotel, houston got on a bus from puerto vallarta to gawd le harrah, during the 12-hour ride, the he or shes were everywhere from fear and anxiety to a sense of calm. >> interview: i think being from boston, you kind of develop thick skin and kind of, you know, learn to deal with sort of at versety in a certain -- with a sort of adversity in a certain
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kind of way. >> reporter: not everyone was as lucky as lance. >> interview: there was no guarantee of shelter. there was, you know, there was no -- they could have easily turned us away. and some folks were turned away because a lot of the hotels were already booked up. >> reporter: nancy chen, 7 news today in new england. >> kris: the next story will have you shaking your head. a coat crime caught on camera in new england. two women caught stealing coats from an r.e.i. to store in kranz. video shows the pair going into the store, minutes later they leave carrying those coats right on the hangers that they were hanging up on. police say 14 of those coats were taken from the store, adding up to $4,200 worth of stolen merchandise. they think the alleged shoplifters are part of a larger crime ring. boston police found some illegal dirt bikes in dorchester. officers found the bikes after getting reports of strong gasoline smells coming from heem on adams street. police towed all four of the
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them. also this morning, officials in texas still investigating what exactly caused the top floor of a dallas parking garage cell phone video that we have this morning, shows some of that damage left behind. witnesses say concrete debris fell and crushed several cars that were on the floors down below, where it fell from. fire-rescue officials say they still don't know what caused that collapse, but believe it could be weather related. so far no injuries have been reported. let's talk politics now this morning. the race for the white house taking center stage. hillary clinton breaking out some serious star power. that's katy perry on stage performing in front of fans at one of the candidate's events yesterday. the democratic presidential race reaching a turning point a bit with two of those candidates dropping out earlier this week. but for hillary clinton and bernie sanders, the pressure is increasing. nbc's kelly o'donnell has that story. >> reporter: with a line
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moines, this is a test to show campaign spirit. >> $3. two for ad. >> reporter: not your everyday rally. hillary clinton's team is going all in on star power, saving for this day husband bill clinton's first campaign stop here in iowa. >> i want to thank katy perry for coming here to sing for hillary. i want to thank all of you for showing up and for supporting her. >> reporter: to maximize crowd size, invite a superstar hit maker, whose song is clinton's campaign theme. you're going to hear me roar >> reporter: that's katy perry in concert. after a tough slide this summer, clinton has hit a high note. a string of events in her favor, from vice president biden's decision to stay out of the race, to her strong performances at the debate and marathon testimony on capitol hill. chief rival bernie sanders opted
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>> this is the wealthiest country in the history of the world. but most people don't know it. >> reporter: to show off the grassroots strength that's made him a force in the race. trailing clinton and sanders, but still in the race is former maryland governor martin o'malley, who made his own music. all three democrats speak tonight at iowa democrats' premiere event, known as the jefferson jackson dinner, where in 2007 it was barack obama who shined, overtaking clinton. that history only raises the stakes for this year's big show. kelly o'donnell, nbc news, des moines. >> kris: meantime, on the g.o.p. side, presidential candidate donald trump continues going head head-to-head with new frontrunner ben carson. new poll out in bloomberg politics has trump trailing ben carson, nine points in iowa. trump went on the defense yesterday while speaking at a rally in florida.
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>> i don't understand what's going on, because we're going to talk about the fact that for the first time in 100 days, i had a poll that said i'm in second place. in iowa. oh, don't worry. don't worry. only in iowa. the rest we're killing. that's incredible. >> kris: donald trump went on to criticize g.o.p. rivals jeb bush, hosni mubarak, along with clinton. still to come this morning, patriots gearing up for the divisional show down against the rival yets today. but can they take new york down? that's what we hope, right. preview of the game just ahead. plus, story of a father and son showing their love for each other and the game of baseball. we'll share that can you when 7
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patriots. meeting sunday with first place on the line. tom brady in for a big test, going up against former teammate darel revis. brandon lafell making his debut on sunday. as for the new england defense, facing the best running back it's seen this year in chris ivory, one of the most dangerous backs in all of the nfl. fourth in the league with 460 yards rushing to go along with four touchdowns so far. >> ivory does a good job. he's fast. he can get the ball outside.
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he's a power fortunately downhill runner and good vision. he makes guys miss, too. it's not all just power. he's got a lot of power, but good speed, good quickness. >> his other arm and get his running. one of the things that sticks out is his speed. when he's able to hit the sideline and, go he's running pass, you know, quite a bit of games. so he's a tough running back. you know, he's probably running and playing as good as any back in the nfl right now. >> big sports extra ahead tonight. a complete breakdown of the jets and patriots. steve and mark in studio for a recap perform plus jackie in the house, time for her take. you can catch it all tonight after eagles and panthers on sunday night football. college action. boston college visiting louisville eagles. trailing 14-0 late second quarter, with the offense quiet out of the gate, the eagles getting a boost on special teams. johnson blocking the punt, robinson taking it to the house. 12-yard touchdown.
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second half, more from the b.c. defense. eagles forcing the fumble, harold landry scooping it up, returning it 34 yards down to lieu vil 6. four takeaways on the day for the eagle defense. two plays later, jeff smith taking themselves with the eight yard score. smith getting injured on the play. troy flutie comes in, cannot orchestrate the quarterback sack. eagles fall 17-14. now 0-5 in acc play. harvard hosting princeton in ieive are league rivalry that dates back to 1877. final minute of the first half, scott connecting with ben, who talls down but still snags for the five yard score. crimson with a 14-7 lead. crimson really starting to open it up in the second half. paul stanton jr. finding the end end zone. 21-7. he goes for 119 on the ground, add as pair of scores.
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plenty more where that came from. harvard rolling 42-7. consecutive games. the only team in college football, the longer winning streak than harvard, that would be number one ranked ohio state, winning at rutgers for the buckeyes 221st straight. that's sports v. great day. >> kris: still ahead this morning on 7 news today in new england, a father and son pair from right here in boston showing their love for the game, living out a dream on the real life field field of dreams. this is a story you don't want to miss. >> chris: a few showers moving through this morning. a milder afternoon.
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>> kris: 9:48 is your time this sunday morning. live look outside. it looks like things are improving a bit. some rain still out there. so not the best way to start our day. but the good news is, chris, i'm hearing a little rumor that it's moving out later today? >> chris: it is. you're also hearing a rumor that temperatures are near 60 degrees this afternoon. we can confirm that later on this afternoon, right. 53 in boston right now. the wind out of the south-southwest at 8 miles per hour. in the city of boston, had a few showers roll on through, getting a dry break now. just a couple of spot showers still around southern new england over the next few hours. look at the temperatures, though. 56 in plymouth. 50 in bedford.
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so this is a warmer, not only start to the day than yesterday, but these temperatures warmer than we were yesterday afternoon. still a shower across newbury port, that one is fairly light. down over and across cape anne, a couple of light showers down through the south shore. you note the nature of it. not particularly heavy here and these showers are in and out fairly quickly. although new batch has been connecticut. so that may give us a renewed batch of a couple of scattered showers here, closer to lunchtime, right around noon or so, across eastern mass. a few showers around at times this morning through about lunchtime. then a drier afternoon, temperatures this afternoon into the low 60s. maybe a few mid-60s in a couple of towns. mainly clear skies tonight. cool night. suburbs, the coldest suburbs near 30 degrees. should hold closer to 40 in the city of boston. the forecast tomorrow. it's a cooler day but we have a ton of sunshine throughout the day. temperatures into the upper 40s and lower 50s, the wind tomorrow is very light. especially in the afternoon.
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maybe a little bit of a breeze in the morning. but in the afternoon it will certainly lighten up. look at the heavy rain down through coastal locations from houston, texas, all the way back over to new orleans. tons of tropical moisture from the remnants of patricia continues to flow in to the united states. and some of these totals yesterday, you know, this is a front that was stalled out for a little while south of dallas, texas. some tropical moisture along it. you know, 16, 17 inches of rain. some towns south of dallas, even into houston and back into austin a good 5 to 8 inches of rain. the focus of the heaviest rain east of houston today, back through louisiana, through much of louisiana, good 5, 6, 8 inches of rain expected over the next 24 to 48 hours. now pieces of this tropical moisture will actually get pulled northbound and phase with a front, another separate storm that's tracking into the midwest and into the northeast. so we'll have some tropical moisture working into the east coast. mid to late week. mainly talking late wednesday,
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so that will bring us the next best chance of some widespread showers. it could even have some embedded downpours with that, especially late wednesday night into early thursday morning. windy and warm thursday. temperatures upper 60s, could even be close to 70 degrees. the forecast beyond that not so scary for halloween. a lot of sunshine. temperatures in the low 50s. kris? >> kris: clear for all of us trick or treaters. all of those trick or treaters. mets and royals in the fall classic. another store from the baseball field of dreams right here in boston. really neat story here. a father and son showing that they've got game and their love for baseball is as constant as their love for each other. >> so let's -- why don't you bat after sarah. >> reporter: matt and mo go over the lineups for tonight's softball doubleheader. the best part mo is matt's dad and mo is 81. >> who doesn't want to play ball with their dad. that's like a dream.
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>> reporter: the game has been a family passion. so when mo's old team folded ten years ago, matt came to the rescue. matt knew that the game was something his father couldn't live without. it's what makes mo mo. >> come on, guys. >> what does it mean to you when your own kid comes along and says, hey, dad, i got a team. you can play. >> interview: when i walked out that first time, i was just -- right here. right here. it was great. >> reporter: for safety sake, matt insists mo wear a mask on the mound. a small concession, since winning is all he cares about. >> interview: it's important to me to win. but i'll -- maybe i'll start to mature in a few years. perhaps. >> interview: mo is pitching and we play as hard as we can, because we know how competitive mo is. >> reporter: it's family-friendly beer league softball. >> interview: just the coolest thing ever. nothing better.
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>> >> kris: what a neat bond there. next up in "theuzz," what simon cowell think of the group undirection? we'll hear what the celebrity judge has to say about the boy
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>> kris: topping "the buzz" this morning, simon cowell is giving his take on a british boy band. the host says that one direction's new album is their best album yet. cowell helped assemble the back way back in 2010, but says he's not being biased. new album drops november 13th, the same day as justin bieber's new album. a little competition there. sherlock fans have more reason to celebrate on new year's day.
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a 90-minute special called "sherlock the adommable bride" will debut in the u.k. and the u.s. the first time american fans won't have to wait until u.k. fans get a sneak peek first. whoopi gold goldberg's comedy show in canada ended a bit earlier after a fire broke out in the casino late saturday, where she was performing. look. you can see the smoke coming out. witnesses say the fire happen on goldberg's tour bus parked out back. police and casino staff members confirmed the fire, but did not provide any more details. there were no reported injuries. next up on 7 news today in new england, at 10:00, more coming out of ashland. look at this scene here. that car collided with a power pole. and we're going to also tell you how long the power is going to
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mmmm, yoplait. a deadly shooting in hyde park, triggering a massive search. now the victim's niece is the one facing charges. >> breaking story from overnight. police investigating a bad crash in ashland. a car crashes into this utility pole, sending five people to the hospital. dangerous floodwaters out west derailing a train in texas. the video coming out of texas is pretty incredible. take a look. and back here locally, funny man jimmy fallon, the big man on campus over at harvard. he heads to the university and gives fans a little something to
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smile about. >> announcer: this is 7 news today in new england. >> kris: it's 10:00 this sunday morning. morning to you. thanks so much for waking up with us. we have plenty of news ahead in this half hour. first up before you start your day, we want to get a check of the weather forecast. it's not starting out the way we'd like, chris lambert. some rain in the area. >> chris: not a lot of rain. but we've had some showers, kris. numbers into the mid-50s from boston, down through the south shore, back into norwood. 52 in worcester and 56 degrees in fitchburg. the radar right now very sporadic in terms of sprinkles or showers. the opportunity for a passing shower or two through about lunchtime. a few of the showers back through hartford, connecticut. this batch may be across eastern mass at lunchtime. a passing shower or two before we kick it out, drying it out and also bringing back some breaks of sun.
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to even some mid-60s this afternoon. so it's a milder day overall and a mild afternoon. it looks like we have the next best chance of rain into early thursday morning. we'll talk more on the seven-day forecast coming up. >> kris: some breaking news we're getting into the newsroom now. you're going to expect some delays this morning on the red line and here is why. fire crews are on the scene of a fire on the train tracks right near andrews station and dorchester. this was the scene under the boston street bridge. the fire is out, which is the good part. but expect delays on this morning's commute as they get things back up and running as smoothly as they can after the setback there. mbta says commuter rail service out of south station has been delayed about 20 minutes. so remember that. good news here is no injuries have been reported. another breaking news story. this one out of millbury, where a 56-year-old woman is dead after a fire broke out at a senior housing apartment there last night. it happened at a millbury
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housing authority on elm street. officials have not yet released the woman's name, but say everyone else in that building did make it out safely. fire officials say the building did not have sprinklers. the cause is under investigation, but it kuz not appear to be suspicious. there's another story breaking from overnight that we continue following for you. quite the wild scene. when a car submerged in swampy waters after it collided in a power pole in ashland. look at that pole and downedded you can see it there. it happened right between route 135 and cedar street. officials say five people were rushed to nearby hospitals. >> interview: we flew out two, one went by live flight, one went by med flight. we transported one patient to metro west medical center. >> kris: ashland police say the power in the area is going to be out for an extended period of time. ever source is still on the scene trying to get that power pole and power lines fixed. but east union streets, right between cedar and 135 are going
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to be closed most of the day. as crews there try and restore the power. out traveling. new this morning, an escaped prisoner turning himself in on the cape. police say this man slipped out of his handcuffs when they arrived at the bourne police station friday night. after they arrested him on outstanding warrants. police had not been able to find him since he got away. but police told us this morning that he is back in custody in charges on monday. now to video you'll see on just one station. a family feud turns deadly. a 36-year-old woman accused of shooting and killing her own uncle has been taken into custody. this is video of the arrest of yvonne lewis in peabody. shooting. the shooting sparked a massive search that finally ended in that dramatic arrest that you just saw. 7 yes, sir -- 7's kelly ayotte -- kelli o'hara has more. >> interview: shock. just utter shock. grew up with the family. family. >> reporter: friends and family left speechless after
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their loved one, yvonne lewis is led away by police in handcuffs, charged with murder. lewis is accused of shooting and killing her uncle at his hyde afternoon. minutes after allegedly pulling the trigger, lewis took off, sparking a manhunt. and as police scoured the city of boston for the woman they called armed and dangerous, hotel guests at an extended stay in peabody found louis in a much different state of mind. >> interview: she -- i believe what she had was a bible and she was reading from the bible. and praying i think. so she was definitely out of it a little bit. >> reporter: eyewitnesses tell 7 news when they found louis in a third floor hallway in the fetal position praying, they rushed to get the hotel to call 911. >> interview: my mom had asked her if she was okay and she said that she was waiting for somebody. and initially when i had seen her, i had thought maybe she was on drugs or drunk. >> reporter: lewis seen her in her linkedin profile was at one time a boston police employee. a woman neighbors say was
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anything but violent. >> interview: a sweet young lady. hardworking, ambitious. a go-getter. so that's why i'm thrown off. >> reporter: kelli o'hara, 7 news today in new england. >> kris: more news today in worcester. a plane comes crashing down shortly after takeoff and the pilot was killed on impact. this morning we're learning more about the pilot who died. he was a popular dentist down in connecticut. 7's john cocoa with the latest now from worcester. >> interview: people in real life don't normally get to see that kind of stuff. >> reporter: a pilot killed in a crash at around 8:00 saturday morning after taking off at worcester airport. the worcester county district attorney says the single-engine plane was barely in the air when it veered right into trees on airport property. >> interview: it was very well -- it looked like it was right above the trees. >> reporter: dylan was work nearby. he saw the plane having problems. >> interview: it went up a little bit and then spun over, like almost upside down and then went straight down.
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we heard it like crash and bang. >> reporter: the pilot has been identified as 66-year-old gary weller of putnam, connecticut. 7 news has learned he's a dentist there and according to his bio, on his practice's beck website -- website, he worked for eastern airlines and u.s. airways. weller was the only person in the plane at the time of the wreck. >> interview: it's kind of terrifying and scary and unfortunate for, you know, everyone involved. >> reporter: we're told weller didn't file a flight plan and his destination is unknown at this point. state police were in charge of processing the debris field left in the wake of the deadly crash. they say the plane was heavily damaged. >> interview: you know, just like a loud crackling. clearly broke into pieces. >> reporter: the national transportation safety board is expected on scene sunday to try and figure out how this all >> interview: it's obviously like a horrible situation. >> reporter: john cocoa, 7 news today in new england. >> kris: we're following more news today. dramatic video of a hostage rescue mission that occurred iraq. take a look. we have footage that was taken
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the joint u.s.-curdsish mission that freed 7 77 -- 70 hostages. an american commando was unfortunately killed during that raid. after a homecoming tragedy in oklahoma, a 2-year-old has now become the fourth death. this year's celebration at oklahoma state university took a tragic turn when an alleged drunk driver crashed her car into a crowd of parade-goers. >> i've been here 29 years. i can't recall an incident of this magnitude. >> we are heartbroken at this tragedy. and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who died and those who are injured. >> kris: police say it will take a few days to gather enough information to determine whether the crash was intentional or not. heavy rains drenching parts of texas. here video that's dramatic coming out of the state there. it washed out a train track, derailing the 62-car freight
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train south of dallas. the union pacific train overturned after a creek overflowed, washing away those tracks. two crew members on board did manage to swim to safety. rising waters, though, stranded drivers in many starts of the state -- many parts of the state. it's not over yet for texas. today remnants of hurricane patricia are expected to sweep through the lone star at a state. back here locally, big day for the patriots, preparing to take on their rival jets in a rematch in just a few hours. old friend revis now a part of the enemy with the jets flying into foxborough for for today's matchup. a bit of good news for patriots fans. this guy wide receiver brandon lafell set to make his season debut today. lafell found a spot on the physically unabled to perform list thanks to an offseason foot surgery. he, though, officially was activated yesterday and could help out against the jets secondary there. help the pats out.
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the rivalry is a bit more subdued than years' past. but tom brady issues a warning saying this jets team is for real. >> they're very similar to us in a lot of ways. they're big, you know, tough, physical team. you know, you play in these elements, i think there's a lot of characteristics that, you know, make them tough to beat. so they playeded hard. they're obviously off to a great start this year. got a phenomenal defense. >> kris: all right. go pats. kickoff today in foxborough is at 1:00. still ahead this morning on 7 news today in new england, changing things up at this year's pumpkin fest a bit. we'll tell you how it did at its new location. and taking action. a rhode island family filing lawsuit against warner brothers. a popular horry movie is at the center of this controversy. >> chris: another passing shower or two through lunchtime. and drier this afternoon. mild day ahead. we'll take a look at the
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>> announcer: now 7 weather with meteorologist chris lambert. >> chris: all right. just the mess -- messenger on this. the clocks fall back one hour. so we're having a sunset by next sunday before 5:00 at 4:38. of course, october 31st with all of the trick or treaters out there, a little bit of light until about quarter of 6:00 at night.
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southerly breeze. temperatures right now into the mid-50s. even a few upper 50s down through southeastern mass, thanks to the wind out of the south. the breeze a little active today. it's already sustained at 16 miles per hour in worcester. 9 in the city of boston. that's south wind more to the west-northwest later this afternoon, once the front crosses. out ahead of the front, spotty showers. not a lot of rain here. this is nothing significant in terms of drenching downpours. but we've had some spotty sprinkles and some spotty showers still remaining over the last hour or so, especially back through western mass and springfield and halved, -- and hartford, connecticut. it does look mainly dry. once the front crosses through, we'll have some more breaks in the overcast as well and enjie couple of breaks of sun and warmer temperatures this afternoon as we go from the 50s into the 60s and you can see that milder air lingering back through buffalo, new york, out into detroit. but it's cooler in green bay. so somewhat cooler air is working in for tomorrow.
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so temperatures tomorrow a gooded 10 to 12 degrees cooler than this afternoon. average high this time of year upper 50s. so we were below it yesterday by 10 or 12 degrees and below it again tomorrow. but we'll be above it this afternoon. mainly clear skies tonight. coldest suburbs close to freezing if not a bit below it. should hold close to 40 in the city of boston. the forecast for tomorrow is a cooler day, but the winds especially in the afternoon are very light. and we have a lot of sunshine. so temperatures close to 50 degrees with plenty of sunshine. where they don't have any sunshine right now certainly down through portions of texas and into louisiana, as drenching rains from the remnants of patricia continue to work on in. and you can even see that circulation trying to get going again, just south and east of houston. almost like a nor'easter through parts of the coastline of texas, with tropical storm-force gusts along the coastline. not really expected to reinvigorate here, considerably. but a lot of this moisture will
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couple of days and some of it will get pulled in a system that has to cross into new england. as you get into wednesday evening and into thursday. so that's the next best chance of some widespread rain. we do could have some embedded downpours with that later wednesday into wednesday night. best chance of rain on thursday. first half of the day, it's a windy and warm day with temperatures well into the 60s. there's a halloween forecast. trick-or-treat forecast. temperatures into the 40s after reaching highs earlier in the day in the 50s. >> kris: nice and clear to new this morning, halloween hosting the 25th annual new hampshire pumpkin festival for the first time was laconia. two years ago, keen broke the record of more than 30,000 lit pumpkins. how cool was, that right. well, this year the festival had about 9600 pumpkins, still plenty. they decided not to host the event this year after last year's riot broke out at a neighborhood right near keen state college campus. a legal horror story developing for a rhode island
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couple. they're taking action against a major film company. the current owners of a home there at the center of the hollywood horror film "the conjuring" have filed suit against the makers of that movie. they say their lives have been completely uprooted after the movie's release and even after putting up no trespassing signs, the home is frequently invaded by accuser out fans, who want to sneak on the property to take pictures and videos. coming up on 7 news today in new england, you know who she is. she's a firework. the star that came out in support of hillary clinton and sharedded a little campaign spirit in the process. also ahead, donald trump and ben carson going head-to-head as the g.o.p. race gets a little
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heart and soul of a race car. >> kris: the race for the white house taking center stage with some serious star power. katy perry performing in front of fans at hillary clinton's event in des moines, iowa. sea sang clinton's campaign song "roar." the democratic race reaching a turning point with with two other candidates dropping out this week and joe biden announcing that he is not going to be running for president. on the g.o.p. side, presidential candidate donald trump continuing to go head-to-headware -- head-to-head
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with new frontrunner ben carson. trump is trailing ben carson by nine points in iowa. driewm -- donald trump went on the defense on saturday while speaking in florida. >> i don't understand what's going on. because we're going to talk about the fact that for the first time in 100 days i had a poll that said i'm in second place. in iowa. oh, don't worry. don't worry. only in iowa the rest we're killing. that's incredible. >> kris: donald trump went on to criticize hosni mubarak, along with democratic frontrunner hillary clinton. ben carson will check in with nbc's "meet the press" right after 7 news today in new england this morning. and host chuck todd is here with a preview of what else is coming up. chuck, good morning. >> well, good morning, kris. the new frontrunner in iowa. ben carson has surged ahead of trawm. he's shocking the pundits and confounding many of his opponents. plus, did republicans fumble
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their moment at that benghazi hearing? we're going to talk to the leading figures of the committee. the republican chairman trey gowdy and the democrat ranking member elijah cummings. and clinton's big week. the democratic debate won, joe biden out, the benghazi hearing over. the ten days that may have nomination. all of that's coming up on" meet the press ." >> kris: next up here, the "the tonight show" host jimmy fallon was honored in cambridge for his contributions to comedy.
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>> kris: oh, he's a funny guy, isn't he. it was a crowning moment at harvard university for jimmy fallon over the weekend. "the tonight show" host being named emperor of comedy. quite the honor. hundreds of people came together for this special parade in fallon's honor. >> reporter: the newly crowned emperor of comedy, jimmy fallon, greet cadets crowd of eager subjects in cambridge. hundreds of fans trying to catch a glimpse of the "tonight show" host. >> yimy is great. i'm so, so happy to be here. i can't believe i got to see him. >> reporter: the belmont high school band provided driving music as fallon was brought by chariot to an awards ceremony on
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>> i'm honored to be here. i apologize for the traffic congestion for anybody. but it's so hard to get uber at this time of night. so i figured a chariot is best. >> reporter: as part of the ceremony, emperor jimmy received an 85-cent check, a lampoon tie, and the eller award for excellence in humor. the lampoon has been around since 1876. but this is the only time the humor magazine has given the elmer award. >> this is a great day for me. but even -- i just can't even -- it's a greater day for the harvard lampoon. [laughter] also a great day for boston. [cheers and applause] and a great day for america! thank you so much you guys. let's party. >> kris: let's party. it's a weather party out there, chris lambert. rain getting away? >> chris: it is. we still have a few spotty showers over the next couple of
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hours, through about lunchtime. drier this afternoon if you're heading fought a party. how about temperatures into the low 60s this afternoon. hopefully partying down at gillette. dry football game. dry through halftime and halloween parties next weekend. weather looks good. >> kris: go pats. get a win against the jets. i'm kris anderson. have an awesome sunday. we'll see you right back here next weekend for 7 news today in do you think when you are president you'll be paid as much as if you were a man-male... this is one of the jobs where they have to pay you the same. but there are so many examples where that doesn't happen. i'm going to do everything i can to make sure every woman in every job gets paid
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